The announcement of a Job Retention Scheme on 20th March 2020 represents a measure of Government intervention never before seen in employment relations.
Our clients have been wrestling with the scant guidance published to date since Friday evening. In this note we highlight what we know and some of the many questions on which there is uncertainty pending draft legislation and further guidance.
As soon as we have the draft legislation, we will be in a position to answer these questions which are subject to speculation at present. We expect the draft legislation to be available later this week.